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that god would want us to do it. the american people do not want the mosque there. and of course, muslims do not want us to burn the koran. the imam has agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. and on saturday, i will be flying up there to meet with him. >> again that florida preacher's plan to burn the koran this weekend is now canceled. more about this coming up on "nbc nightly news" right after this broadcast. >>> officials in iran today announce that had one of the three american hike here's have been detained there will be released on september 11. however, the iranian government refused to say which hiker it would be. reporters in iran were informed by text message today that the release would co-inside with the festival that ends the muslim muslim holy month of ramadan. sarah shourd and two bruise arrested near iran. iran had accused them of spying. >>> a business owner in adams morgan is literally picking up the pieces after a driver slammed right into her restaurant entrance. a drive hit two women who happened to be walking by at that time. the p
, some crime like that taking place he. >> reporter: police say this man used the internet to befriend a woman whom he later held captive and victimized. >> the person may seem like a nic person on the other end of the phone. if you don't know them, you have to assume that foul play could be involved. >> reporter: accoing to the sheriff, this go back to june. that's when they stay suspect john swan evanset the victim on the dating website eharmony.com. july, they say, he lured her to his house here in south riding. and health her against her will. and sexually assaulted her here. there is fear there could be more vicms. >> in a situation like this, the same as someone has been scammed them don't want the embarrassment of someone being scammedo they don't say anything. that'sow these perpetrators continuing. if anybody is fwam this person, we would lake to hear from them. >> reporter: some advice fom the sheriff. when you go to meet someone for the first time, don't do it at their place or your place. do it in a public place. it's mu safer there. i'm pat collins, news4, loudoun county.
, the suspect pl a knife and took cash from theregister. >>> a maryland state senator accused of using his influence pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against him. 73-yearld ulysses curry is charged with bribe rirk conspiracy, mail raud, and extortion. investigatorsay he used his position as a lawmaker to benefit shoppers, food and pharmacies in severalealings with the state without disclosing that he was being paid by the company stepped down as chairman of the maryland senate budget and taxation committee but he is still a senator running unopposed in the election. >>> vincent gray won as mayor for the district this week. he is deciding wheer he wants michelle rhee to stay or go. most believe it is only a matter of time before she either quits or is fired. >> reporter: jay said he wanted to sit down with her this week but she is out of town. d.c. school chancellor michelle rhee is visiting her fute husband, kevin johnson, the mayor of sacramento. her future here at chancellor growing dim. on friday's show, vincent gray that he will talk to rhee next month. said say he will either
attention away from talking to us on the phone. and focused it on them. and then my folks believed they heard a pop. and again, we don't know if it was a gun going off or if it was detonating a device. they felt they had to go in at that point. >> reporter: the suspect is dead. the hostages are safe and police are taking steps now to close this case. back to you. >> pat collins, thanks, pat. >> it was quite emotional as the 1,900 workers went back to work at the discovery building. this morning management met with the employees for a few hours and then they all left for an extended labor day weekend. john schriffen has more on. this. >> reporter: authorities turned over the building early this morning. about three hours we saw employees trickling in to check their belongings. while these workers did not talk to the media, an executive discovery did. he explained how today is an important 10 for the company that marks the first chance where they can mark this long process of healing. >> i don't think anyone walked in today with the same bounce in their step that they had in days pre
into what caused it. now the latest on this. >> the use of this fire remains under investigation. while there's been lots of speculation about what caused it go we're still awaiting word from investigators about what caused the fire. meanwhile, what is known is that a lot of homes, a lot of lives have been disrupted by this. and there is an outpouring of support moral and otherwise for those lives were changed. across the street, vinyl siding and a cable box melted from the extreme heat. it started in about 3:00 p.m. thursday. smoke could be sen for miles. concern for flooding flames will will for block. >> they did move us a block up the road. we just live right up the street and debris was flying into our yard. >> reporter: there was a challenge for firefighters. the home were close together. >> access was somewhat limited. and our fire an rat us is rather large, trying to place that in a most advantageous situation. >> reporter: the fire was eventually put down. the aftermath proved too much for one homeowner. >> just to maybe -- terrible. >> when they were building them, i said thes
. this friday, in fact. chris gordon joins us with what this will mean for drivers. hi, chris. >> it means hands free cell phone use. driversre going to need an ear piece or to use the speaker phone. and they can't hold on to it, they have to put it down. this is called a secondary offense. which means if an officer stops you for speeding or neglect driving or a headlight out, they can also give you a fi if you're driving like this. >> it's not hard to imagine you're in heavy traffic when al of a sudden you look at the car next to u and the driver is talking or texting on a cell phone. >> many people on the cell phone. they're wiggling all overhe road. >> reporter: here's a new sign you'll see in maryland. no texting, no handheld cell phone use. starting friday, police will be cracking down. >> the first violation is a $40 fine. the second violation is a $100 fine with one point. if you're involved in a crash then the fines go up to $140 and there can be up to three points. >> the law applies not only to maryland motorists, but everybody using maryland roads. we spoke to some drivers at the i-95
. hewent to school at catholic useful neil godleski, gunned down august 22nd near sherman circle in northwest. it happened sometimefter midnight as mr. godleski was riding his bike home from his restaurant job. darrell brown was a co-worker and friend. >> i've still got tears in my eyes. it is ahame how it happened like this. >> he was good heaed. it i a shame that it happened like this. i'm glad justice was served. >> reporter: the parents of neil godleski are in town for a memorial service them met with the police chief yesterday. keith jarll is a communicate activist who lives on sherman circle. he talked to the godleski family about the arrest. >> the family is still very distraught. this is a small family. there aren't a lot of them. and this has broken them and been very difficult on them. she said they were very thankful that an arrest had been made. >> reporter: sources say, the same gun that killed neil godleski was used to shoot a 15-year-old on illinois avenue earlier that same day. a juvenile has been arrested in connection with that shooting. it appears that the gun
a male. they ve not released his name and they havenot told us whether he was driving or a passenger on the bus. but they did tell us they have to notify the famiy. i want to step out of the way, because i want to show y -- i want to show you the hov flyaway because at this point what we know i that this 26 passenger wolfbus, this tour bus, shortly around 4:00 was leaving the d.c. area traveli northbound and somehow someway it left the roadway completely, went airborne, hit the em bankment. at some point after tt it rested on a jersey wall north of the democracy boulevard on northbound 270 here, resng on the jersey wall. earlier we thought it hit cars sp upon impact. it did not happen. there were at least two cars that hit trying to swerve the light st. again, as you mentioned, 12 people taken to the hospital. four of them are in critical condition. wi talked to a woman right after we arrived on the scene here who was travel behd the bus. she became part of the rescue effort. let's take a listen as to what she had to say. >> we had to stop. we were calling 911 and help
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would be use by extremists to incite violence. jones is standing by plans to protest the september 1 #th attacks by leading his congregation in gainesville, florida, in burning copies of the koran this saturday. the ninth anniversary of the attacks. >> we still feel that we must send a clear message to radical islam. >> reporter: protests in afghanistan included burning posters with jones' image on it and strong words from an interfaith group that included fellow evangelical christians. >> to those who do this, you bring dishonor to the name of jesus christ. >> reporter: what is unfolding in florida is a far cry what heart song church in tennessee is doing. >> we love jesus. he says to love our neighbors. >> they are left-handing space as they complete a new islamic center. >> a state department spokesperson called the florida pastor's plan to burn the koran on 9/11 un-american. >>> it can be an uphill fight for incumbents and democrats hoping to remain in control. 61% of those surveyed people the country is headed in the wrong direction. 65% described the country as being in a state of
more than 40 american citizens or illegal residents wrls charged in cases in the u.s. and elsewhere. >>> recent attacks around the university of maryland are promming authorities to step up their patrols this weekend. prince george's county police say there have been at least five robberies in the campus area over the last three week. three students reportedly were beaten and robbed last weekend. robberies were also reported on monday within minutes of each other. the university's police chief said he may form a internal task force to focus on this problem. >>> police in prince george's county would like some help in their effort to identify a man who robbed three people at an atm. all three robberies happened at the chevy chase bank. that bank is located in the east gate shopping center. police stay man walked up to his victims right after they with drew money and pointed a gun at them, demanded him money and ran away. the robberies happened in june and july between the hours of 9:30 and 11:00 at night. >>> families in prince william county, virginia, are learning about mursa. the
. that includes continental, delta, jet blue, southwest, united, u.s. airways and air tran. they have a policy for waving fees for hurricane-related fees. most will be able to rebook or earn credits for future travel. you should check with your specific airline if you have questions. >>> amtrak has canceled all trains between new york and boston. it says there is electrical system damage from a tree faug outside a company property in connecticut. amtrak is also canceling as a precaution for the severe weather expected this evening from hurricane earl. while passenger were who have were on the trains earlier were taken back to their respective stations, right now there are no issues with amtrak trains in washington. >>> and people in new england have been preparing for a rough time with hurricane earl. our live team coverage continues with eric fisher in chatham, massachusetts. hello, eric. >> hello there. good evening. we've seen some changes here over the last couple days. beautiful sunshine. about 24 hours ago. now it is cloudy. the surf starting to build up. this is a little deceiving becau
," but n for laughs. we'll explain after the break. >>> plus, chuck bell is here. chuck's going to tell us when the clouds might give us some right here in this neighborhood, i grew up learning strong families anhard work means opportunity. and that starts with good schools. it's a tradition here in maryland-- and why in tse tough times i've put education first. we've made record investments in o classrooms... doubled the number of charter schools... and we've frozen college tuition for four years in a row. and it's working. experts say we now have the number one schools in the nation. when it comes to expanding opportunity in every neighborhood, i know that we must do even better. >>> yoga enthusiasts gathered today in the name of global peace. that was one of many events held around the world today. the goal is to unite people in spirit to promote world peace. the task, to perform 108 sun salutations. that is a prominent yoga pose. >> ladies and gentlemen, i wantedo come here tonight before my time as governor of the great state of new york ends and to tell you that working in albany is
joins with us more. >> we will of rain but some aree at least gettina little of it. psych the rain right now around the washington, d.c. area. let's zoom on in here. you can see rate arou the arlington, now making its way toward silver spring and out toward the 495 area. let's ve up toward damascus, mt. airy, frederick, tward clarksburg. and it continues. martinsburg, west virginia. that rain will continue to move out of the region overnight. a few more showers could sti be in the offing and we'll talk about what is in store for the weekend in my full forecast coming up. >> thanks. >>> t economy still has a long way to go. but two new government reports out today suggest that two of the biggest threats are easing now. wholesale prices are holding steady. and there is another drop in jobless claims. nevertheless, a lot of people are still looking for work. dozens turned out for a job fair today in rosslyn, virginia. it was sponsored by the group national career fares. the job seeke got a chance to meet face to face with dozens of employers who say they are still hiring. may not while on c
. and althrow taliban forces claimed to have shot down that black hawk helicopter, the u.s. defense officials said the crash appears to be the result of an know. of the 12 people on board, two other americans and one afghan did survive. >> jane watrel, thanyou. >>> we've had some severe storms in the area this afternoon. they seem to be settling down. doug kammerer joins with us the latest. >> settling down in a big way. that's the good news. earlier today we did see a strong to severe thunderstorm making its way through loudoun county into montgomery and rthern fairfax county. for the most part, those storms are gone. the only storm we have are down into spotsylvania county andot even storm here. they were severe into part of orange county but since they've moved to the east, they are dying down. we still have a severe thunderstorm watch that is in effect for the entire area until 10:00 tonight. so there are still a few more storms upstream well to the north and west of the area. when i come back, i'll show what you i think those storm will be doing overnight. right now at 90 degrees. 90 in
went on there. >> at this time i was not in view of it so i can't comment on that. >> can you tell us how many shooters there were and was it just one shot? >> i'm sorry. what was the question? >> how many shooters were there? snipers were there? >> i don't know yet. that is still under investigation. >> the suspect in this case was arrested as a result of a protest, i guess, at discovery in february of 2008. as a result of that arrest, he was charged with disorderly conduct. he was convicted and serve ad ten-day sentence for disorderly conduct for the protest he did here. he was taking homeless individuals and paying them sum of money to protest with him at the site of this building. as a condition of this probation in 2008, he was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from the discovery building. his probation ended two weeks ago. >> david, do you expect to be back open for business tomorrow morning? >> we'll be communicating with employees later tonight. it is an active crime scene. >> [ inaudible ]. >> at this time we need to get back to the command post. we thank you very much.
gay marine. >> democrats rolledout their big guns. eric alva, one of the first u.s. warriors badly hurt in the iraq war. >> someone who served in battle along with all the marines who knew i was guys, did not matter. >> he got a medical discharge. since don't ask don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> it's long pastime to repeal this policy which is both unjust, unamerican and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness the military. >> the republicans blocked a vote. john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path we would be ignoring the views of the troops and casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four serce chiefs. >> before president obama awarded a medal of honor today. the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said don't let gays serve openly yet. >> we're not quite sure what the impact will be on an all volunteer force. >> reporter: a bgger blow ca from susan collins who backs repeal. but not to help democrats win more gay votes. >> now is not the time to play politic
the defender in new york city mayor michael bloomberg. but only from a legal standpoint. >> the u.s. constitution says, you have a right to do that. period. end of story. the government can't stop you from burning a book. i said i thought it was distasteful, outrage, it is a threat to our troops. the constitution protects it. >> reporter: not even the white house has been able to convince him to drop the plans. to burn copy of the koran this saturday, the anniversary of 9/11. >> as of this time, we have no intention of canceling. >> reporter: the near universal condemnation is being heard. >> i am heartened by the clear, unequivocal condemnation of this disrespectful, disgraceful act. it has come from american religious leaders of all faiths. >> reporter: even the gainesville city officials are looking for a way to stop it but so far, no luck. chris clackum, nbc news. >>> members of a mosque in silver spring here are hosting a meeting in respond to that plan to burn the koran. they say they will hold an interfaith dialogue and demonstrate their commit. to peace. >> we are not going
to a case of murder. >> he kept an eye on all of us hear. on all of us. he watched our house if we would go away. he would know to check the papers and stuff like that. just a great guy. >> reporter: neighbors say a short time ago the victim lobbied the state government put the speed bump on the road in front of his house. they say some people didn't like the bump. they say david patton who lived up the street really didn't like it. that he would drive past carr's house and honk his horn in protest. june 11th, it escalated. there was an altercation, police say, between car and patton here in an argument. carr charged patton with assault. that was june 11th. july 11th, august 11th, september 11th, the two wre supposed to go to court this thursday. but police say last night patton came to carr's house, wnt inside and shot and kill his accuser. >> neighbors can't get along sometimes. and a silly thing like a speed bump can cause a tragedy like this. it doesn't make any sense, does it? >> reporter: not at all. >> a real sad day for te community. >> reporter: the suspect david patton. 44 years o
. but weather's n going to stop me. i had a day off. my best friend was availle. nothing will stop us from going shopping. >> i'm not worried. i'm just going to go home and relax and wait out the storm. >> reporter: that certainly sounds like a good idea right now. now these conditions out here on the roads begin to deteriorate, authorities are warning divers as you come out tonight, if you don't have to be out on the roads, simply don't do it. stay home, dry out tonight and enjoy a nice home -- a nice evning at home with your family. for now reporting live, tyson's corner, back to you in the studio. >>> unfortunately, the storm has left thousands across the region in the dark tonight. dominion power says 1,000 people are without power at the moment. in maryland, driving was challenge for some trying to navigate around the waterlogged streets. it made it difficult for drives trying to get through the intersection. the problems didn't stop there. chris gordon has our report on that. >> reporter: sligo creek parkway has been closed on both sides of busy colesville road by order of the maryland nat
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